Tag Archives: John Swinney

British failure

Another ludicrously over-hyped piece of puerile SNP-bashing tailored to those who read no further than the headline. And more woefully shallow politicking from the British parties. Anybody foolish enough to listen to Iain Gray would imagine hardly a child in … Continue reading

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Processes and tipping points

What John Swinney suggests regarding a Scottish Chancellor makes perfect sense. Unless you are ideologically opposed to the power of the Westminster elite being diminished in any way. We are on a trajectory which inevitably leads to independence. With every … Continue reading

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The art of politics

The SNP’s rivals – by which I mean both the British parties and the other pro-independence parties (OPIP) – are obviously massively disappointed that the SNP has not obliged them by providing ammunition to be used against them. In a … Continue reading

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Realistic expectations

I do not doubt the SNP administration’s commitment to creating a welfare system fit for a modern civilised nation. I know that the determination to guide us away from the corrosive austerity of British politics and back to being a … Continue reading

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Rejoicing and resentment

While John Swinney deserves all the plaudits he’s getting  from those who appreciate his achievement in defending Scotland against  the predatory efforts of the British Treasury, we should be a little  cautious. There is no question that he did a … Continue reading

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Never trust a unionist!

The problem with articles such as this written by hard-line unionists is, not so much spotting the dishonesty and distortion, as deciding which bits of dishonesty and distortion to deal with. Unless one has unlimited time, it is rarely feasible … Continue reading

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The art of losing

George Gunn’s article is too short. It ended before he got around to setting out his alternative. So all we are left with is some pointless carping about the SNP. “The art of losing isn’t hard to master” When I … Continue reading

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